The Production Fund of the Columbia College Chicago Film & Video Department is a resource dedicated to assisting advanced film and video projects that are being produced by undergraduate and graduate students. Annually, the Department awards as much as $100,000 to successful applicants.
A wide range of high quality films and videos have benefited from Production Fund awards. Recent examples include Vince Singleton’s film The Porter, which was recently exhibited on HBO, the award-winning film by Zack Litwack entitled Lost and Found and A Death in Progress, which recently won the Regional Student Academy Awards.
Awards are given for projects in development, pre-production, production and post-production.
The maximum award per project is $3,000.
Please allow three to six weeks after the deadline for notification of awards.Directions for filling out the application.
Use this form to enter data directly into the application. Save the PDF to your hard drive before filling it out and printing it.There are three deadlines throughout the year:
5:00 p.m. on November 1st
5:00 p.m. on March 1st
5:00 p.m. on May 1st.
Note: If these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the last business day prior to that weekend or holiday